Multimedia Library

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday, from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm (and on Friday from 9am to 5pm). Classes may be held in the library so please contact us if you want to pop in and borrow books, just to be sure the room is available.

Our Collection

  • Over 200 comic books (both for adults and children);
  • Over 400 DVDs;
  • Over 100 CDs;
  • Over 2600 books (both for adults and children);
  • Current magazines;
  • A reference collection of dictionaries.

Language learning materials available:

  • A selection of audio-books and books + CD;
  • A selection of easy reader books;

Loan Conditions

To borrow documents in the Alliance Française / FLAM library, you need to be a Member. We offer two kinds of Memberships for the library :

  • The individual membership costs £20 per year and is valid for one person
  • The family membership costs £30 per year and is valid for the whole family

Once you have filled in the registration form, you will receive your member’s card. Enrolling has never been so easy!

What? How many? For how long?
Books (adults) 2 1 month
Books (children) 2 1 week
Magazines and newspapers 1 1 week
DVDs 1 1 week
CDs 1 1 week
  1. The membership card is valid for 1 year from the date of suscriptions or renewal. Membership fees are not refundable under any circumstances.

  2. Reservations and renewals can be made in person, by phone (875 655) or by email ([email protected]). Each item can only be renewed once. When the item has been renewed, a one week gap between return and reborrowing must be observed.

  3. From 1st December 2018, there will be a 10p fine per item per working day for overdue items.

  4. In the event of damage to a DVD case, a DVD or a book, the member will pay for the replacement of the DVD case, the DVD or the book, at cost price.

  5. In the event of the loss or destruction of a DVD or book, the member will pay for the replacement of the item, at cost price.

  6. In case of non observance of library rules, or repeated loss or damage, the Alliance Française reserves the right to suspend or limit borrowing rights, without the need to refund, in whole or in part, any membership fees.

Bonne lecture, bonne écoute et bons films!

Donations Policy

The library welcomes donations of books, DVDs and CDs in good condition. These donations may be added to the collection or sold. The proceeds will go towards buying new items for our library.

Culturethèque: a French ‘médiathèque’ online!

Culturethèque is an online platform offering cultural and educational content in French. It proposes the best of French culture:

  • more than 5000 contemporary e-books in French: contemporary novels, French classics, essays, travel and culinary guide books, information about studying in France, rare editions dating from between the 17th and 18th centuries, etc.;
  • audio books, podcasts, recordings of conferences held at the Institut since 1967 (Etienne Balibar, Julia Kristeva, Michel Butor, Patrick Chamoiseau, Pierre Boulez, etc.);
  • French films on VOD, more than 500 French documentary films about major current issues (climate, ecology, immigration, religion, etc.).


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